Friday, 8 August 2014

Introducing Gooie - Gorgeous Travel Luggage for Children and Giveaway

 
Kids and cases. What is it with kids and cases?
 
I remember desperately wanting a suitcase of my own when I was little. It was a really big thing back in the '70's and early '80's to have a little school case. Sadly I never got one like the other kids but I drooled over the cases of my friends longingly for years.
 
I still don't understand why cases were so cool for kids back then.
From memory they were eternally dull, plain, brown or black things and daggy to boot.
 
Fast forward to modern cases for kids and Gooie trolley cases need little understanding at all.
 
Gooie manufacture cases that are undoubtedly cool for kids. So cool in fact, that I am wishing these darling little travel things came in adult sizes... 'cause I want one even more now!
 
It was quickly noted that cases are still a hot thing with kidlets.

 
My little peeps were recently gifted Gooie cases - thanks to Gooie. My little googeys, (my term of endearment applied to the two youngest of the family) were incredibly excited to become proud owners of their own space. Space is a hard won thing in a large family. A place to keep your stuff together and secreted away is the pinnacle of happiness for the littlest peeps.
 
 
So on the day a big box arrived, Taite, (knowing what it contained), pestered me and bothered and hounded me no end until I agreed to open it.
 
 
Little excited bodies appeared from nowhere to descend upon the goods
 
 
There was a bonding happy dance...
 
 
Before the pair of them went all touchy feely on the new haul
 
 
There were lots of oohs and ahs while little hands slipped and slid all over the exterior and internals. I snapped images hastily while I tried to capture their excitement. (Apologies for the grainy images, it was just too much cuteness to pass over.)
 
I think the cases were approved by the kiddies on the spot, don't you?
 
The next step was to road test the goodies in real life instances. How would Gooie's sweet kid cases measure up to the real stresses and strains of actual use and travel? Luckily there were a few blogging gigs on the go and the cases arrived just in time to experience them too.
 
  
Taity set about packing his baggie excitedly for a trip to Sovereign Hill. He was already pumped about the weekend; the bag just made it an even bigger excitement. As soon as we arrived at the hotel he was behind the car banging on the boot eager to get to his case.
It was time to roll it to the room - Boys and wheels!
 
 
Taity's case is the very boyful Car-mo design and you can admire it on the Gooie website here.
 
This is a trolley bag that is so designer and uniquely boy and I think it's very obvious that he loves it!
These little trolley bags have all the features you'd expect in a proper case only in a kid-sized package no kid can't handle (or not want to for that matter).
 
Taite rolled it, and rolled it, and rolled it; fiddled with the telescoping handle, messed with the zippers, and rolled it some more...
This juiced-up kid even tried running with it!
If you're noticing a pattern with this boy's behaviour here, you're spot on.
That face says it all.
 
 
Crazy for his case!
 
Who needed a weekend away at all when there was this much fun to be had with the case alone?
 
Let's not forget Celeste's little trolley case. Was she excited too? You betcha!
What girl child wouldn't be with this glorious little trolley case in the Woodland design.
 
 
Squeals - from Mum!
 
Celeste had reason to be doubly excited in fact, for she not only got to try out her case on the very same road trip, but an air trip as well.
 
Celeste's humble little belongings were neatly packed within her Gooie and taken on a recent trip to Sydney. As beautiful and delicate as this little case seems, it survived a return journey in the undercarriage of an aircraft unscathed. We're all familiar with the doom of the undercarriage. Things can go horribly wrong in there for some unlucky luggage items.
 
I must admit, I was very hesitant to pop such a sweet little case in with the big guns at the airport but due to baby baggage restrictions I had little choice. (Babies under two have no baggage allowance whatsoever.) Yet Gooie's Woodland trolley case returned to us each time in pristine shape with no damage or even markings. (Thank you Jetstar!)
 
In case you're wondering, (case! - get it?!), the Gooies are perfectly sized for on-board travel on all aircraft. Little paying passengers have baggage right of way with these suitcases.
 
 
Toddlers show their approval and excitement of such things by fiddling some more with those cute little Gooie zipper pulls while desperately trying to get to the contents. The little Missy is too small yet to roll the case on her own but rest assured - it will come.
 
 
The Gooie company motto is 'Kids get it.' As a Mum who has witnessed my kids' love of these items first hand, I am going to say that Gooie as a company, definitely gets kids. These are quality items; as real and fully equipped as adult equivalents. The fabrics themselves are individually screen printed. Such careful consideration and attention to detail in a child's product is a rarity indeed.
 
 
My oh my these little bags passed the test with this Mum! The trolley bags pictured in this review are priced at a comfortable $69.99 and promise years of service thanks to their appeal and excellence.
Absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this brand for your kiddie travel requirements.
 
If you are not specifically looking for a case for your child, find other enviable and practical carrying solutions for children in an equally delightful range on their website. There's everything from lunchboxes to backpacks and the range of fabrics choices are gorgeous.
 
Visit the Gooie website here and wish they catered to adults along with me.
 

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Or you could get one for your own grown-self - I won't tell (promise)!
 
Gooie have teamed up with Six Little Hearts and are giving one lucky reader the chance to win a Gooie trolley case of their own choosing from a selection of four beautiful designs offered.
The designs on offer are: Car-mo, Woodland, Navy Blossom and Dino
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Where in the world would you take your Gooie trolley case?
Which case would you choose and why?
 

89 comments:

  1. Got to say, love that Kamo one in the photo - we learnt early that the kids need to carry their own bags - and luggage at least...we're 5, so there's only so much a person can be accounted for, and it helps if you are head counting people and bags at the same time!

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  2. CARLY'N'TIM - amber 5 would love the woodland case & she wants to take it to nanny's house when I next have a sleepover to show her

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  3. trolley bag dino and Mr 3 would take it to Tassie on our first holiday. He loves dinosaurs and the colours are fab
    Toni F

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  4. My daughter Keeley would love the Woodland case, and wants one to take with her when we go on a holiday to Kurrimine Beach at the end of the month, so that she can pack her 'baby' and clothes in it apparently :) (Stacey Shailer)

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  5. Jane Alanthwaite8 August 2014 at 09:07

    My youngest daughter would love any one of these to feel like a grown up like her sister, especially for her weekend visits to her granny!

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  6. I would have to pick Woodland and I would take it when we finally take the kids camping for the first time, forests, bonfire, sleeping in a big tent, so much excitement and wonder for my family.
    Narelle Rock - narellerock@yahoo.com.au

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  7. carmo is cool! my son would love having his own bag when we travel

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  8. The woodland design is funky and cute!
    Gooie to grandmas for school holidays, a hoot!

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  9. It's an open and shut case! Trolley bag dino will be the perfect travel companion when junior goes to grandma's house! Much easier than him lugging dads back pack!

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  10. Woodland is definitely my fave. We'd pack for a family holiday to the Gold Coast that we have had to cancel due to Moo's hospital trips. Hopefully we will be able to go there down the track. Until then, a trip up the coast would be nice for us to escape Sydney.

    Such lovely bags. I am always looking for good quality ones. I made the mistake of buying Dora's daycare bag from eBay this year... It was only a few weeks before it started to fall apart. Lesson learned.

    The Gooie prices are so reasonable too :)

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  11. I know a little boy who insists on bringing a suit case to school each day and insisting it is because he works in Toronto and has had to bring his overnight stuff. So cute. Tatie looks thrilled to bits!

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  12. I would take the navy blossom to Melbourne because it's beautiful just like Melbourne

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  13. Little Missy is way too cute. That gorgeous little almost hairless head. I loved the woodland design the best. So sweet. Kids do love their own special bags don't they? And if they can wheel them around themselves all the better! Especially with six!

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  14. Perfect for taking for sleep overs at nannies house my little guy would love the dino design - Laura P

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  15. My little one would choose navy blossom one to take for our family getaway on weekend in Oct.

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  16. I'd like to say we'd take out Gooie case to Egypt because my kids are fascinated with it right now because their aunt was just there, but in fact we need new suitcases to take to NZ to visit the inlaws!!

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  17. I'd keep the lovely Woodland bag my self, pretend I'm a big kid and head off to Sydney (from Tassie) getting over excited shopping and trying every restaurant I can find.

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  18. I.... I mean, my daughter would love to take the Woodland case to our upcoming holiday to Hawaii. Would also love love love to go to Alaska one day.

    M.L. Sheriff

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  19. My cousins little girl is having a Birthday soon and I had no idea what to buy her. I do now! Thanks for the great post. :-)

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  20. I would love to take the Woodland case with the kids to see the snow, I don't think they would care where the snow was, and I love this case, I think I would have to keep it for myself!!

    Kim maree
    galwayst@hotmail.com

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  21. I adore the Dino trolley bag design. My little man could take it with him when we go on a holiday to Margaret River, in the South West of WA during the Summer.

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  22. I'd take Woodland up to Far North Qld and to the tip
    It reminds me of Qld

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  23. I would choose butterfly - my daughter loves pink!

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  24. I'm in love with the Navy Blossom as it would suit both my girls or me. A sucker for florals and of course purple and pink - due to the Barbie influence of course, we would take it away with us on our trips. It would be very handy this coming weekend in fact - making our way to Sydney to see the Bledisloe Cup. Fitting all the girls treasures and great to take along to the game. Enough space to fit treats to eat, some toys and colouring in for the girls. They follow Rugby out of necessity but do get bored after a while.

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  25. Love the Woodland design - would be perfect for Miss 4's first trip to England

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  26. We are always heading up north to Noosa, so it would come along next trip. And the little man doenst have a travel case so would get the dinosaur design :)

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  27. Perfect for a weekend at Grandma's. I love the butterfly design.

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  28. Car-Mo would be great to take on our next holiday!

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  29. Linda Hynson-The dino bag would be perfect for sleepovers at nans house!!

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  30. Amanda Norrish- Off to play session as a part of my family day care service it would be perfect to carry my own children's precious items as well as other Family day care children would be used every week :)

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  31. mt daughter would love the woodland one and we have no trip plans yet since my son just started school again

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  32. Hard to find gorgeous light kids cases, so glad I found this blog post.

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  33. There is only ONE place to take such stylish luggage, NEW YORK; the fashion capital of the world!
    The Woodland design is my pick because the foxes, squirrels and deer are so chic!

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  34. I'd take it to Fiji for our first family holiday when our new baby boy arrives. The dino design would make little mr 3 squeal with delight!!!!!

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  35. I'd choose the car mo design for my boys. Love to travel to the states to Disneyland.

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  36. I would love to take the Woodland case for my 5 months old first overseas trip to Hawaii!!

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  37. I would chose the beutiful animal Gooie for my daughter as her inferior case has now broken. Off to Fiji next year with friends so a new case would be divine!

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  38. I'd choose the Woodland and take it with me and my daughter when we see Katy Perry in November :)

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  39. I love the navy blossom bag, and also love all those other bags, boxes and cases that come in the range. My daughter needs a new case, her barbie case just busted a zip and she just loves packing for a holiday. We've just come back from holidays, but a trip to the city for some therapeutic shopping would be where I would take it!

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  40. We're planning our very first family holiday! We've never been able to go anywhere because my son hates the car. So we're going to drive a couple hours out of the city to look at the gorgeous wildflowers (he's such a nature boy), stay the night, and hopefully continue on for a few more days if he copes well with it. So excited!! He'd love the dinosaur case, they are his favourite animal.

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  41. Master 4 would take it with him wherever he went, whether it was for an overnight stay at nanny and poppy's or a proper holiday. He would love the Dino case because he has a big thing about dinosaurs at the moment.
    Kristy F

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  42. Dino case for sure, and we'd go to LEGOLAND Malaysia - it was a promise if my boy's behaviour improved - amazingly it actually has! A testament to his love of lego!!
    Zoe K

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  43. Love the woodlands design I would take my grandson Cooper and his new woodlands bag to the beach for a family holiday Tracy Wedding

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  44. At the moment we can't really afford to travel, as hubby has been out of work since last year. However, my in-laws have a beach house in Portarlington so I am sure my daughter would love to fill up the Woodland case with toys, books, puzzles and clothes to enjoy a few days away

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  45. The navy blossom is so sweet,
    The come close but can't compete.
    To happiness I go as this bag gets packed,
    It's practical to use yet still compact.
    Off to the grandies go the kids with glee,
    They will be happy but not as much as me!

    Kell Kelly

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  46. Oh I am inlove with these! I love the Woodland one.
    We are off to my hometown background of Samoa in January for my brothers wedding and we'll be over their for my birthday too! We are all so excited - Niah's first plane trip, our first family holiday and Niah & my first time overseas!
    The Gooie Woodland Travel Luggage would be fantastic for Niah for the trip xx

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  47. The butterfly design - to represent the freedom to be able to go wherever that I want my daughter to feel as she grows up.

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  48. The Woodland case is absolutely gorgeous. I know my little one would love it to bits and pieces. Were going on an African trip in November and this would be perfect
    Christina Lungo

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  49. Navy Blossom is just gorgeous, destination unknown for our Christmas break vacation but i'm hoping to go back to Coffs Harbour, it was just beautiful

    Kristina Snowden

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  50. Woodland is just divine, I'd want it for me but I don't think my daughters would let it be mine! We would take it with us to Sydney on our big family trip next year.

    Thanks Natasha Andrews

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  51. Woodland would be the choice of my little girl, a trip to NZ, net year it would be, where the family we would met who most have not seen the little one that is soon to be 5. Sam Philip

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  52. I would love the woodland gooie case for my little girl. We would go take it to England to visit my sister (her Aunty) as she hasn't met her yet. How stylish would the case look in England!!!!!
    Thanks
    Rebecca Baldwin

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  53. I think I would choose the dino for my son. As he is the second child, the majority of the bags around here are his pink sisters ones :) We would use it to travel to my sisters house in Port Macquarie. We dont often get to see them which is sad as my kids have no other cousins to play with. I can imagine all the kids wanting to play with the bag and use it to hide lots of goodies in it away from mum and dad!! We could use it on the plane but also for our day trips while out exploring

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  54. this is just to cute to not try to win it x

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  55. Love the dino trolley bag - would be perfect for an interstate trip to visit Grandma and BaBa
    Ange Fletcher

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  56. Charisse Childs

    Talking about loving cases when you were young then asking where in the world you'd take one, made me think of the game I used to play when I was young - Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?
    So I'd hope to take the gooie case around the world starting at San Diego and going from there!
    I'd have to choose the Car-mo case as my son is car crazy and loves playing cops and robbers so this is perfect plus his other brother already has a robot case so he feels very left out when he has to put his clothes into mummy and daddys bag.

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  57. My son loves dinosaurs so that would be my choice, he would use it on a regular bases as he goes to his dad's every second weekend.

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  58. The woodland one and I'd take this when we plan our. Trip to New Zealand

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  59. Sleepovers at Grandmas,
    It isn't very far!
    But with her navy blossom trolley,
    She can pack ted & dolly!

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  60. My daughter is 2 and would love the woodland one as she absolutely loves animals! Im sure she would 'pack' it regularly and take it on 'trips' around the house, as well as our first family holiday to the Great Ocean Road in a couple of months! :)

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  61. I would love a ladybird dufflebag to take to the beach. I would fill it with all the kids things and carry it, then i wouldn't be the only thing looking stuffed and bright red on the beach. Lol. ;)

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  62. Woodland one, to the Bunya Mountains!

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  63. I would choose Navy Blossom for a blast from the 70s past, and take it to a conference I'm going to shortly.

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  64. Would love the woodlands one for my daughter who loves animals and nature. She would use it when she goes to visit her cousins. Johanna knapman

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  65. Woodland design, we would take it along on a weekender to Barmera on the mighty River Murray. We haven't been on a holiday since miss 4 was 1, and we have another miss 1 now. We can't wait to go exploring to find animals and bugs, and to teach miss 4 how to use a fishing rod.

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  66. The woodland case is very sute, and I would go anywhere as long as my munchkin was with me!

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  67. A trip to Alice Springs in the aussie outback.My young son would relish packing his own Car-mo design bag for this wonderful trip.

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  68. Would love the Woodland design to take my daughter to my 20 year high school reunion in Adelaide

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  69. Trolley bag car-mo,
    Especially for trips on the go!
    Off to nannys and day trips out,
    the kids will have a ball towing it about!

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  70. Not knowing my new Woodland luggage very well, I would start off with a weekend away to show off my new bag!

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  71. We are heading off shortly for our first adventure overseas to Vanuatu. I would choose the Woodland case because I know my daughter would have it filled in no time.

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  72. Antonietta

    We are going away soon, a family fishing trip! My little man would love the boys camo case for all his 'things' that Need! to come with us. It's always a case for 'things' and another for boring clothes. :)

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  73. Love the Dino one! We often go to Tasmania to visit Granma and his old case is too small to bring all the goodies back!

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  74. id take it on my next family trip to Geraldton
    Love the navy blossom as it reminds me of years ago
    arballantyne@dodo.com.au

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  75. To the wonderful Gold Coast

    Rosalie Bernacki
    rbernacki@y7mail.com

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  76. All the way to Fiji as we are celebrating my turning of age, I'll be thirty! Miss 4 would love the Woodland design!
    julia_1818@hotmail.com Julia Mason

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  77. Sharon M says Woodland would come with us to the woods of Tasmania for a wilderness holiday and blend into the environment beautifully!!!

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  78. I'd take the Wild things to where the Wild Things Are!

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  79. I've got 3 boys so it would definitely have to be the Car-mo design. I would take it anywhere that's not here!

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  80. Catherine Augunas26 August 2014 at 21:18

    I know my daughter Eva would love the trolley bag/case in the stunning Woodlands design just like your Celeste. I am totally in love with everything woodlands themed: foxes, bunnies, dear and owls – how adorable! There are no overseas trips for us planned just yet but we’d definitely get great use out of it travelling from country Victoria to Adelaide and Brisbane when visiting friends and family. It’s great to hear they hold up so well being checked in when flying.

    Catherine Augunas

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    1. Catherine, we like your answer and this was SUCH a difficult giveaway to judge!
      Thank you so much to everyone for entering. We'll be in touch shortly to deliver your prize. Congratulations and enjoy!

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    2. Catherine Augunas4 September 2014 at 07:52

      Thank you very much Jody, I have just replied to your email and we look forward to receiving it. Thank you again

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  81. Our Master 4 loves dinosaurs... He would love the 'dino' bag for when we travel to Queensland. We will be visiting 'The Worlds', Dreamworld, Seaworld etc.. Having his own suitcase encourages Master 4 to pack and unpack his 'stuff'... Very cute... lol

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  82. Pink licorice for my daughter! It would be perfect for her first school camp!

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  83. my son would take it to his grand parents house when he has sleep overs.
    he would love the car-mo :)

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